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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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Reasons You Shouldn't Sleep With Your Dentures In

by Rose Hale

If you wear dentures and sometimes fall asleep on the couch, you might wake up and realize that your dentures or your mouth don't appear to be any worse for the wear. This experience may compel you to wear your dentures to bed each night, perhaps with the goal of saving the time that you would otherwise spend dealing with them at night and then again in the morning. While you might not experience any issues from wearing your dentures overnight on occasion, this isn't a habit that you should adopt. Here are some reasons why you shouldn't sleep with your dentures in your mouth.

They May Cause Irritation

Dentures aren't designed to be worn around the clock. If you're looking for a dental solution that will stay in your mouth day in and day out, dental implants might be something you should inquire about. Dentures are constantly pressing on your gums, which means that if you wear them when you go to bed, you aren't giving your gums a chance to relax. Over time, the habit of wearing your dentures to bed may cause irritation to your gums. This can be problematic because your mouth will be sore during the day when you need to wear your dentures.

They May Impact Your Breathing

The right denture adhesive will theoretically keep your dentures in place overnight, but if they shift a little while you're sleeping, you may not be aware that they've moved. This could result in them partially obstructing your airways, which could cause you to snore or perhaps even struggle to breathe — and that could wake you up with a startle. When you remove your dentures before bed, you won't risk them getting in the way of your ability to breathe while you sleep.

They Won't Be Clean

Your denturist will likely emphasize the importance of cleaning your dentures regularly as a way to keep excess bacteria out of your mouth. When you choose to wear your dentures overnight, you might not be taking them out of your mouth for several days in a row. This means that they won't be as clean as they should be, and that type of habit may increase your risk of gingivitis because of the bacteria in your mouth. If you have any questions about wearing your dentures, consult your denturist at your next scheduled appointment or call his or her clinic.

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